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Global logistics expertise with a strong rail foundation

Growing and global: DB Schenker has extensive service expertise as an integrated logistics services provider. Expert teams connect the modules of the entire service range to form complex value chains.

DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Roughly 66,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe generated revenues totaling 15,451 billion euros in 2015.

As a specialist in European land transport, both by road and rail, DB Schenker connects all of the important economic regions in over forty European countries via a dense network of regular scheduled services. The company also specializes in global air and ocean freight solutions as well as all related logistics services. Integrated logistics centers at the world’s most important intersections where flows of goods converge create an effective link between all carriers and enable a wide range of value-added services. DB Schenker holds top positions in automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, trade fair forwarding, special transports and services for major sporting events.

European Land Transport

With approximately 24,000 employees at 730 locations, DB Schenker is the number 1 in European land transport. The internal business unit connects the most important economic regions in some forty European countries with a network of about 32,000 regular scheduled services for general cargo per week. DB Schenker provides its customers time- and cost-optimized services for general cargo and partial and full loads. It also offers logistics chains with a strong rail component for the European and trans-continental market, combining the advantages of rail and truck transport. DB Schenker has a dense European network, allowing it to provide services from a single source according to uniformly high, certified quality standards – from Spain and Portugal to the Urals and from Finland to Sicily, Romania and Turkey.

Air/Ocean Freight

With its market position as the number 3 in air freight and number 3 in ocean freight, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading providers. It offers the full range of services in global air and ocean freight. It operates at 800 locations around the world with approximately 20,000 employees. DB Schenker runs around 1,200 charter flights a year, connecting hubs on all continents several times a week according to a flight schedule and with guaranteed capacities. One of the pioneers in the air freight industry, DB Schenker is now the leader in innovative air freight concepts.

Contract Logistics/SCM

In contract logistics, DB Schenker, with nearly 20,000 employees at almost 570 locations with warehouse space of more than 7.7 million squaremeters in over 50 countries on all continents, offers customized logistics solutions for industry and trade. DB Schenker ranks fifth in the world in contract logistics. DB Schenker has developed a comprehensive portfolio of individual solutions for the Automotive, Consumer, Electronics, Industrial and Healthcare units. The range of services includes all stages in the value chain, from procurement, production and distribution logistics to after-sales service. Our core competence is the planning and execution of complex global supply chains.

Key figures: 2015 Annual Report

Revenues (million euros)


Employees (in FTEs as of December 31, 2015)




Shipments in European land transport (thousand)


Air freight volume (export) (thousand t)


Ocean freight volume (export) (thousand TEU)



Last modified: 17.03.2016

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